Photo by PhotoMIX Ltd. from Pexels We all have Christmas traditions. When I was a kid ours were we would visit both sides of the family. We would visit my dad’s side on Christmas Eve. My Nana would host it at her house and we would all crowd into her tiny abode. We would eat some very delicious food prepared by my Nana and … Read More Christmas Traditions
When I saw my work in print for the first time I almost cried. I just can’t believe it! It’s just so crazy to me that it’s all starting to happen for me. My dreams are slowly coming true and the only other thing that can top this feeling is when I had my kids. I can’t wait to write more and get more … Read More My First Published Short Story!
Photo by Malte Lu from Pexels This year has been crazy. My little family and I have been through a lot. Where to even start? My children got a year older, it seems like it’s going by so fast. Next year the oldest will be starting school! I know he’ll love it because he loves to play with other kids and he loves to … Read More Oh What a Year It Has Been
This year I set myself to read 60 books by the end of the year. I’m almost there but along the way there were a few that I started but I just couldn’t finish them for one reason or another. Here are the books that I just couldn’t make it through: This one was just kind of confusing, there was a lot going on … Read More Books I Couldn’t Finish
I have a playlist on my phone of all my favorite Christmas songs. I would definitely have to say though that Bing Crosby, in my opinion, just sounds like Christmas. You know how there are so many themes for Christmas? I feel like there are so many different interpretations of Christmas and my favorite is retro Christmas: that 40’s and 50’s vibe. It’s just … Read More My Favorite Christmas Songs
Photo by Jeswin Thomas from Pexels As I’ve gotten older, and out of my parents house, I’ve discovered that there are many ways to top a Christmas tree. (Obviously) We would always top our tree with a star because I was raised in a Christian household. The star on top of the tree represents the star that God put into the sky the night … Read More What Tops Your Tree?
When I was a kid my mom would always make these cookies and I can’t eat anything with almond extract and not think about those cookies and Christmas and all the good times we had when I was a kid at Christmas time. My mother got this recipe from her grandmother so she would make a special batch for her dad so that he … Read More My Mom’s Christmas Cookies
Photo by Simon Migaj from Pexels As you may know by now, if you’ve been reading my blog, I have some pretty weird dreams. I don’t really know how to start these anymore since I do these pretty regularly so I think unless I have something important to say I’m just going to just jump right into it. Recently I had a dream that … Read More Dream Series #8
Whenever anyone asks me what want for Christmas I never know. I thought this year I’d actually sit down and think about it so I have a answer. Of course I always want books but there are a few things I wouldn’t mind having. I love giving gifts as much as I love getting them so I have so much fun picking them out, … Read More My Christmas Wish List
Bonus post! So this morning I was having a conversation with myself, yes this happens a lot, and I was thinking about how much I complain about my body. I’m not where I want to be fitness wise and I don’t have the best diet. I know there are things I could work on and I know I need to make more of an … Read More Body Positivity
It’s that time of year! To me there is nothing better than being at home on a cold day in comfy clothes watching nostalgic Christmas movies. Everyone is home and being lazy. You get nothing done but at least you’re relaxed. I have a list of Christmas movies that help me achieve that relaxed, happy state and these are it: Of course these two … Read More My Favorite Christmas Movies!
The last book of the month for 2018! This year went by so fast, I can’t believe we’re already at the end. Our book this month is inspired by the season. Here’s what Goodreads has to say about it: Forget the old days. Forget summer. Forget warmth. Forget anything that doesn’t help you survive. Lynn McBride has learned much since society collapsed in the … Read More Book of the Month! Dec. 2018